Six Million Dollars Available in Community HOME Investment Program Grants

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs will make available $6,000,000 in Community HOME Investment Program (CHIP) grant funds to local government, nonprofit, and public housing authority applicants to provide housing rehabilitation of owner-occupied single family homes and new construction and reconstruction of affordable single-family housing units for sale to income eligible home buyers.
 
New to the CHIP application, a portion of this year’s funding will be made available to local government applicants that demonstrate a need for owner-occupied housing rehabilitation that have not received CHIP funds or State CDBG funds in the last 10 years (since 2010). These applicants must demonstrate current and/or past community development efforts to better improve their community.
 
The program is funded with federal HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds and is subject to federal HOME regulations (24 CFR Parts 91 and 92) and any amendments thereto. The regulations governing the use of HOME funds are here.
 
Eligible Applicants
  • City and County Governments in Georgia excluding HUD HOME Participating Jurisdictions government receiving HUD HOME funds directly
  • Public Housing Authorities
  • Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) tax exempt status
Eligible activities and funding limits:
  • $400,000 available for housing rehabilitation of owner-occupied single-family homes; and
  • $600,000 available for new construction and reconstruction of affordable single-family homes for sale to income-eligible homebuyers
Application information:
The application and instructions are available here.
 
Webinar:
An informational webinar will be held October 15 from 10:00-11:00 am. Register here.
 
Deadline:
The CHIP 2020 grant application form with all relevant attachments must be submitted by email to  CHIP@dca.ga.gov and the $250 application fee check must be mailed and postmarked by Jan. 29, 2021, at 4:00 p.m.